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LTsatch
10-30-2018, 08:05 AM
Any thoughts on the new streaming service? I have only watched Yale at Brown and found little difference from the Ivy League Digital Network. There seems to be more commercials. Announcer was the same guy. Video feed was excellent quality with no lag, just some unfocused shots while panning the main camera. At $4.99 a month I find it to be a decent deal and will enjoy watching the entire leagues games.

Russell Jaslow
10-30-2018, 08:12 AM
Any thoughts on the new streaming service? I have only watched Yale at Brown and found little difference from the Ivy League Digital Network. There seems to be more commercials. Announcer was the same guy. Video feed was excellent quality with no lag, just some unfocused shots while panning the main camera. At $4.99 a month I find it to be a decent deal and will enjoy watching the entire leagues games.

For me, it's going to be what else does the service give me. I see they are covering a lot of NHL games as well. And if you're a cricket fan ... never mind...

FlagDUDE08
10-30-2018, 08:15 AM
Assuming the replay pack of the Union game was taken from the ESPN+ feed, I noticed the FPS was up quite a bit (i.e. higher than TV's traditional 30), but too many close-ups when not on replay; would have been nice to see the wide shot so you can see the entire play developing; plenty of back door goals that night.

The commercials is from a league mandate of 3 breaks per period, I assume because of ESPN+'s needs. RPI also has to observe them even though YouTube is RPI-TV's home.

kdiff77
10-30-2018, 09:28 AM
Any thoughts on the new streaming service? I have only watched Yale at Brown and found little difference from the Ivy League Digital Network. There seems to be more commercials. Announcer was the same guy. Video feed was excellent quality with no lag, just some unfocused shots while panning the main camera. At $4.99 a month I find it to be a decent deal and will enjoy watching the entire leagues games.

Ivy League coverage has been generally the same (I've watched a few football games, too), but the price drop and the access to a whole bunch of other live content is the real selling point for me. The ESPN app kind of sucks, though, and doesn't integrate well with my Chromecast, which is how I stream most things these days.

Rainman
10-30-2018, 09:33 AM
Assuming the replay pack of the Union game was taken from the ESPN+ feed, I noticed the FPS was up quite a bit (i.e. higher than TV's traditional 30)

Live TV is traditionally 60 frames per second.

Game0n
10-30-2018, 09:58 AM
It seems like the same exact coverage as the old Ivy Network. The quality is decent, the price is a little better, and there is more content outside of ECAC hockey, so it's a very good deal for $5 a month

ScoobyFanClub
10-30-2018, 01:30 PM
Live TV is traditionally 60 frames per second.

Traditional is 30 ... 60 fields. Thank you. What you're seeing is higher resolution, not frame rate.

joecct
10-30-2018, 02:21 PM
No pregame. No postgame. No introductions. Just puck drop to final whistle.

And they have managed to upgafuk every CCT women's broadcast.

FlagDUDE08
10-30-2018, 02:31 PM
Traditional is 30 ... 60 fields. Thank you. What you're seeing is higher resolution, not frame rate.

I definitely saw frame rate based on the motion of the players on the ice. We very well could both be correct, though.

Middle Street
10-30-2018, 02:38 PM
I definitely saw frame rate based on the motion of the players on the ice. We very well could both be correct, though.

Yes, as someone that recently cut the cable cord, there is a noticeable difference between a 30 fps stream vs 60 fps, especially with live sports. 30 fps is choppy.